Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse, by Chris Riddell.

Ada Goth is the only child of Lord Goth. She lives with her father, a famous poet, in the enormous Ghastly-Gorm Hall. She spends the majority of her time alone. Her father avoids her as she reminds him of his deceased wife and he believes children should be heard and not seen, thus,  Ada has to wear big plodding boots around the house so that he can hear her approaching. 

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Roblox Toys

Roblox was the game my now 17-year old played when he was a kid, on the Laptop - this was pre-tablets and gaming apps. Move forward a few years and now my youngest son plays it on his iPad via the Roblox app. It's great fun, you can create games and customize the characters, avatars, and so much more. 

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Term Wellies

There are two items Summer loves to wear when we go for our walks, her wellies and her backpack. Her wellies, so she can jump in puddles, walk through mud and not worry about getting mucky socks/feet; her backpack, so she can carry her drink and a chocolate bar.

We spend a lot of time outdoors at weekends, walking in the forest, marshes or beach, puddle-jumping our way along the broads or the dykes. Also, Summer's school have 'bring your wellies day'. The school is surrounded by woods, and they take the children out on a woodland walk every Tuesday.

We were kindly sent these Pink Term Roll Top Wellies for review.  

Term wellies are thick, warm, pliable, fitted, well shaped in the foot and supportive. Summer finds them comfortable and she loves wearing them - they keep her feet dry. They offer a great grip, she can climb trees, gates and hay bales with no problems.

Term are a small UK company that have been selling children's shoes for 7 years.  They sell super designs and styles, that children will want to wear.  

Term Roll Top Wellies RRP £21.99 - I think they are great value for money. 

National Stationery Week #writingmatters

 It's National Stationery Week.  7-days to celebrate all things stationery.

Notebooks, pens, rubbers, pencils, pencil sharpeners, Post-it notes and fountain pens, highlighters in all colours, markers, envelopes all shapes, sizes and colours, writing paper – I own and love them all. But I want more... I can never get enough stationery items.

Stationery is exciting, it gives happiness. It's a way to express ourselves, to get more organized. To be creative.

A brand new pen, notebook, etc. gives me joy. The untouched and cleanness of a fresh notebook allows endless opportunities; I can write lists (I love lists), letters, write memories and thoughts (I do this a lot), my children scribble in my notebooks and they leave me notes. 

When I have client meetings and I have to travel, the best part is going out to buy new stationery - an excuse to purchase a new notebook, a new pen and maybe I'll spoil myself and get another pencil case.  It was the best part of school/college days - near the end of half term, I would take your pocket money down to the high-street, visit the stationery shops and splash my cash. I loved to return to school with spanking new pens etc.

If you are a stationery lover like me - then what better way to celebrate by joining in this National Stationery Week.

FREE #TENNISFORKIDS WITH THE LAWN TENNIS ASSOCIATION

Jacob has wanted to start Tennis for a while now. When we go to Center Parcs, we watch people play it there, he also watches it on TV with me and enjoys it as much as I do.  I used to play Tennis a lot when I was a kid, I know what a great sport it is to get involved in. If you want to get involved you can. There are clubs all around the UK which are encourage and geting kids involved with tennis. The Lawn Tennis Association’s #TennisForKids sessions take place from 22 April 2017 and anyone can sign up their 5- to 8-year-old for free sessions via the ClubSpark website. There are 20,000 free places available across the country.

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Jacob's Dream Pet with PetPlan

Jacob was given the opportunity to design his very own dream pet. Jacob's favourite animal are Pandas.

He knew what he wanted to draw for his dream pet instantly and got to it.  He drew what he called his 'perfect Pet Panda'.  

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Dog Dental Care Tips For Dog's that Hate Their Teeth Being Brushed

The recommendation is to brush your dog's teeth daily to prevent food and bacteria from building up which can lead to plaque, gum irritation, and infections. But, if you have a dog like my Poppy who doesn't like her teeth brushed, then it can be very difficult.  So what else can we do to keep our dog’s teeth clean and clear from potential issues?

Here’s how I keep both Kiwi and Poppy's mouth cleaner:

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EZ-FORT Fairy Tale Castle

The kids are always building den's in the living room, outdoors, or in their bedrooms. They use bedsheets, pillows and boxes.  So when we were sent the EZ-FORT for review, I knew the kids would love it - and they were very excited.

55 pieces are included in the set. Each piece is lightweight allowing small hands to create their den. The pieces connect and create. There are two different length sized tubes, one size being longer, which makes it easier for kids to build a more spacious den, i.e. allowing them to climb in and out.

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New Kazoops Episodes on CBeebies #JustImagine

Monty Kazoops, the little boy with a vivid imagination and a loyal pet pig, Jimmy Jones, are back with brand new animated adventures in Kazoops, Episodes on CBeebies - which started today!

Kazoops is about Monty, a six-year-old boy who challenges life’s questions both big and small with the help of his limitless imagination and his best friend, Jimmy Jones, the family pet pig. In each episode, the duo enters make-believe worlds to challenge everyday preconceptions such as ‘do things have to be the same all the time?’ or ‘do all games really need rules?

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Easter Fun with L.O.L Surprise! Dolls

This Easter we did something a little different and had some fun with L.O.L Suprise Doll and had a Easter Hunt.

We received an L.O.L Surprise Doll Easter Hunt pack, which included, one Suprise pack, a packet of sweets and some colouring pages.  Some fun bits to keep Summer entertained one afternoon, this Easter half term.

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Yeti In My Spaghetti

If you are looking for a simple, but fun game to play, then Yeti In My Spaghetti is just that! It's been a hit in this house this Easter Holidays.

Yeti In My Spaghetti is very easy to set-up and to play and it's fun - silly fun.

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LEGO Architecture London

Kids Toys Club invited us to review the Lego Architecture London set.

My middle teenage son wants to be an architect - he has his whole education and career path planned out, all with full focus on becoming an architect - I'm really proud of him and I hope his dream will come reality. We went to London last summer and he loved seeing all the buildings. And as we walked along the Thames, it was a proud mummy moment watching him as he absorbed and relished the London architecture. 

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Chuckit!

Checkit! toys recently sent a box full of goodies for the girls.  Chuckit! are dog toy specialists, they are also a brand that specialise in glow in the dark toys, perfect for the dark early morning walks or late night walks and your dog loves to play fetch.

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Chillfactor Frozen Brain Slushy Maker

Chillfactor Frozen Brain Slushy Maker is perfect for the spring/summer time. You can make ice cold slushy drinks at home! 

Kids love slushy drinks, whenever we are out and about they want a drink, their first choice is always a slushy. A slushy is cold, refreshing and fun.

With the Chillfactor Frozen Brain Slushy Maker you can make your own slushy at home - and it is dead easy.

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Animal Jam Puzzle from Ravensburger

I enjoy doing puzzles with the kids.  You sit together and take on the challenge together, but I love watching them as they get encouraged each time they solve a part and the excitement when the puzzle comes together. It's great fun, and of course, puzzles offer many educational skills too.

We were lucky to be sent the Animal Jam Puzzle from Ravensburger for review. National Geographic Animal Jam is a massively multiplayer online virtual world and one of the fastest-growing online children's properties worldwide.

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Project Mc2 H20 Nail Science Kit

As seen on Netflix Project Mc2 an original series, Adrienne Attoms brings you her H20 Nail Science Kit. This kit allows you to perform some cool S.T.E.A.M. experiments at home. The Project Mc2 show and merchandise is designed to inspire children to take an interest in S.T.E.A.M subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics).As seen on Netflix Project Mc2 an original series, Adrienne Attoms brings you her H20 Nail Science Kit. This kit allows you to perform some cool S.T.E.A.M. experiments at home. The Project Mc2 show and merchandise is designed to inspire children to take an interest in S.T.E.A.M subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics).

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Wissper & Peggy Doll Set

Sssh, sssh, sssh. I'm Wissper. I can talk to you.

Summer adores Wissper. She watches the animated TV series and was super excited to receive the Wissper & Peggy Doll Set for review.

Wissper is a kind 7-year girl who is able to talk to animals. The animals always go to Wissper for help. She can magically transport herself to anywhere there is an animal in danger by saying the magic word “Sssshhh…” She is very caring of all the animals but she can get cross if they misbehave!

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Wild! Science Perfume Factory

It was British Science Week last week and we love to get involved - science is a fascinating interactive subject that encourages fun experience and learning. Both Summer and Jacob love anything to do with science. To celebrate, Wild! Science sent us their Perfume Factory set.  

Included in the box:

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